THE CALL

By Zamo MKHWANAZI

KUDE MEDIA - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2014

A pregnant prostitute, A taxi driver and an iPhone come together on an ordinary Johannesburg afternoon to decide the value of a life. Can two people who do not know how to love, create a home?

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Short Cuts
Clermont Ferrand 2015
International Competition
Seattle 2015
International Competition
Durban 2015
National Competition
Hollyshorts 2015
In Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • SOUTH AFRICA
    • Languages
    • ZULU
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 11 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Zamo MKHWANAZI
    • Writer(s)
    • Zamo MKHWANAZI
    • Producer(s)
    • Robbie THORPE (RIFIFI PICTURES), Akin OMOTOSO (RIFIFI PICTURES)
    • Synopsis
    • Sibongiseni is an emotionally isolated taxi driver. He treats all who come into his presence with hostility and aloofness, keeping his connection with others as economical as possible, in every sense. When Purity, the prostitute whose services he regularly patronises, tells him that she is pregnant and points out that the child is likely to be his, Sibongiseni agrees to pay for the abortion. However as the prospect of the termination grows nearer, Sibongiseni finds himself conflicted. Can he save the child that could be potentially his? Has he earned the right to make that ultimate bond when he knows nothing of connecting and living for anyone but himself? And can he learn to start changing or is it too late for him?
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